He had an early Monte Carlo exit and has never won the French Open. Life has just got a bit tougher for Novak Djokovic. There are two important tournaments before the French Open still to be played. So he will get his opportunity to have his bearings right.

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He has won 11 Majors and is the numero uno player in the world. There is a lot to admire about the Serb. How he tackles the summer of clay this season will give us an insight into how tough he really is.

Infront of him is the challenge to match his own status as the dominant player in the world. Also, looming large is the shadow of Rafael Nadal, who is back in town after a win at the Monte Carlo Masters.

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It is going to be a lip smacking summer, there is little doubt about that. Djokovic is still the main actor, who will define how the season unfolds. It may well be Djokovic versus Nadal in the French Open final. The fans cannot wait any more.